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Fantastic Tales: Visionary and Everyday By Italo Calvino Jan Potocki Théophile Gautier Prosper Mérimée J. Sheridan Le Fanu Edgar Allan Poe Hans Christian Andersen Charles Dickens,

  • Title: Fantastic Tales: Visionary and Everyday
  • Author: Italo Calvino Jan Potocki Théophile Gautier Prosper Mérimée J. Sheridan Le Fanu Edgar Allan Poe Hans Christian Andersen Charles Dickens
  • ISBN: 9780679755449
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Paperback
  • With this posthumously published anthology a successor to his bestselling Italian Folktales Italo Calvino, a contemporary surveyor of the otherwordly, pays homage to twenty six of his nineteenth century precursors The resulting volume is both an education in the history of fantastic literature and a rollercoaster ride of wonder and terror, vampires, ghosts, and the rebeWith this posthumously published anthology a successor to his bestselling Italian Folktales Italo Calvino, a contemporary surveyor of the otherwordly, pays homage to twenty six of his nineteenth century precursors The resulting volume is both an education in the history of fantastic literature and a rollercoaster ride of wonder and terror, vampires, ghosts, and the rebellious creatures of our own psyches Selections include E.T.A Hoffmann The Sandman G 233rard de Nerval the Enchanted Hand Nikolai Gogol The Nose Edgar Allan Poe The Tell Tale Heart Hans Christian Andersen The Shadow Ambrose Bierce Chickamauga Robert Louis Stevenson The Bottle Imp Henry James The Friends of the Friends H.G Wells The Country of the Blind Comprising stories of the supernatural and narratives of the everyday uncanny, Fantastic Tales is a gallery of enchantments, deliciously entertaining yet disturbing than our most persistent nightmaresNTENTSIntroduction by Italo CalvinoI The Visionary Fantastic of the Nineteenth CenturyThe Story of the Demoniac Pacheco by Jan PotockiAutumn Sorcery by Joseph von EichendorffThe Sandman by E T A HoffmannWandering Willie s Tale by Sir Walter ScottThe Elixir of Life by Honor de BalzacThe Eye with No Lid by Phliarte ChaslesThe Enchanted Hand by G rard de NervalYoung Goodman Brown by Nathaniel HawthorneThe Nose by Nikolai Vasilyevich GogolThe Beautiful Vampire by Th ophile GautierThe Venus of Ille by Prosper M rim eThe Ghost and the Bonesetter by Joseph Sheridan Le FanuII The Everday Fantastic of the Nineteenth CenturyThe Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan PoeThe Shadow by Hans Christian AndersenThe Signal Man by Charles DickensThe Dream by Ivan Sergeyevich TurgenevA Shameless Rascal by Nikolai Semyonovich LeskovThe Very Image by Auguste Villiers de l Isle AdamNight A Nightmare by Guy de MaupassantA Lasting Love by Vernon LeeChickamauga by Ambrose BierceThe Holes in the Mask by Jean LorrainThe Bottle Imp by Robert Louis StevensonThe Friends of the Friends by Henry JamesThe Bridge Builders by Rudyard KiplingThe Country of the Blind by H G Wells
    Fantastic Tales Visionary and Everyday With this posthumously published anthology a successor to his bestselling Italian Folktales Italo Calvino a contemporary surveyor of the otherwordly pays homage to twenty six of his nineteenth centu

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    1. Italy s master spinner of the wildly inventive, the incomparable Italo Calvino, includes twenty six of his favorite imaginary tales in this excellent collection And since each tale is worthy of its own review, I have chosen one of my personal favorites The Holes in the Mask by French fin de si cle decadent writer Jean Lorrain 1855 1906 Below is a brief synopsis of Lorrain s six page gem along with my observations on how his tale relates to several themes of decadent literature During a night of [...]

    2. The Venus of Ille is one of my favorite stories in this, as it has the fastidiousness of a French tale, the oddness of a Hoffmann, and the Surreality of a Roussel I think this is one of Calvino s best Yes, I don t think one can escape the associations between Calvino and Roussel in some of these Super fun to read

    3. Some brilliant tales in this well selected anthology My favourites were those by Dickens, Turgenev, Leskov, de Maupassant, James and Bierce I had to skip past the Walter Scott and Rudyard Kipling stories, though Scots English and extensive descriptions of a bridge across the Ganges were definite low lights

    4. This book led me to read work by authors such as Gogol and Hoffmannn, which has been a wonderful experience There are not many anthologies that I would give 5 stars, but this is definitely one.

    5. stories, bits of them small yet strong visceral images haunt my not because the stories where disturbing or frightening, mostly, but because they have become muddled in my head and I can t recall sufficient detail to isolate the stories from one another.Time to re read, perhaps or be re read to.

    6. Sorry, but no I m not debating the mastery of language that most of the authors herein show, but overall I had little pleasure in this anthology The stories that I did enjoy were mostly ones that I have in other collections those that aren t I d rather track down elsewhere than add this to my library.

    7. It was Calvino s name that drew me to this book and I m so glad I read it A fabulous anthology of fantastical tales.My favorites E.T.A Hoffmann s The Sandman, Gogol s The Nose, The Elixir of Life by Honore de Balzac, Maupassant s Night A Nightmare.

    8. Todos os contos, exceto o do Rudyard Kipling s o magn ficos Particularmente, n o me agradou a escrita do Kipling o que me fez desistir do texto mais ou menos na metade mas, no geral, os contos foram bem escolhidos principalmente o do Maupassant, A noite, meu conto favorito.

    9. So, guess I have 14 new favorite short stories now I highly recommend this selection of fantastic stories

    10. Alguns contos nem lembro mais, e outros n o consigo parar de pensar No geral uma boa colet nia para aqueles que curtem o estilo.

    11. When a teacher told me about this anthology, I pondered if I would enjoy reading it Fantastic Tales did not disappoint me These stories each had an interesting premise and use of language and metaphors to give the reader the uncertainty about reality The collection even included work from authors I had no knowledge of prior to obtaining it I enjoyed some stories than others, but they are all at least somewhat intriguing.

    12. This is everything I could hope for a literary anthology to be Stories that intoxicate and transport.Then in comes Henry James, serving you a warm saucer of milk His story is slightly less interesting than a ghost hunters reality program played in slow motion.Charles Dickens Signalman on the other hand, is a ghost story filled with such poignant longing, terrifying isolation, and beautiful description of its bleak setting near the cold mouth of a bleak railroad tunnel.These are not all ghost sto [...]

    13. A nice collection The only thing that didn t work for me was the scholarly attempt to draw a thematic line between earlier, supposedly magical visionary stories and later psychological every day ones They were basically indistinguishable, whether or not the authors had had the opportunity to read Freud Calvino himself said it was arbitrary and that s always a giveaway that a scholar is reaching and feels obligated to indulge his or her own classifying impulse What was great was to see the incl [...]

    14. This was overall an enjoyable read if you like supernatural tales I would have appreciated a little thorough commentary on each story, but there is only so much space available in a collection whose purpose is to include the work of many different writers In the end, I think the anthology is best appreciated as an introduction to the various included writers, the individual work of whom you can track down afterward It s like a Whitman s sampler My personal favorite was Henry James The Friends o [...]

    15. This is a fantastic book, this collection is very impressive You won t get bored with this book because the tales are short and the main theme is very distinct from each other I learned a lot of things with this book, such as regional folklore of many parts of the world Further, you can find which author you identify better For instance, I liked Alan Poe before this book, but now I know that I would like to read about him The Tell Tale Heart by Poe is brilliant.

    16. Fantastic Tales was a good reading experience for me This collection of stories definitely had a few standouts, particularly The Nose by Gogol, The Elixir of Life by Balzac, The Tell Tale Heart by Poe, The Shadow by Anderson, and The Country of the Blind by H.G Wells Many others were engaging as well, the introduction was the only part I didn t really care for but the stories themselves were great Recommended.

    17. This is not a genre that I typically read, but I found this collection intriguing Calvino left out Mary Shelley s masterpiece, Frankenstein, claiming that it was too long My two favorite pieces in the collection are The Bridge Builders by Rudyard Kipling and The Country of the Blind by H.G Wells.

    18. Another great book by Calvino A wonderful compilation of fantastic tales by authors such as Poe, Balzac, Turgeniev, etc.highly recommended specially to readers who enjoy Gothic and phantasmic tales.

    19. There are some real gems in this book that I might never have read had Calvino not recommended them This is a great resource for myself and my fellow readers who are tired of realism and long for something a bit fantastic.

    20. Acho que o livro deve ser super legal, como um todo, mas nesse momento ele n o t rolando pra mim Tentei ler um conto por dia, mas n o consigo me concentrar e acabo deixando o livro de lado Botei ele na estante de abandonados , mas pretendo tentar termin lo um dia.

    21. This is a great collection I wouldn t expect otherwise from an author Calvino whose own work shows an acute appreciation of literature.

    22. Not liking it so much for now The handful of stories I ve read are a bit childish, and yet have an edge of horror that makes me shy away I m no fan We ll see, anyway.

    23. This book is a great place to discover new authors Poe, Stevenson, Balzac and so many are in here A great selection by Calvino.

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